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Ozone Viral and Bacterial Infections

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2021 4:31:08 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim




“The chance of survival had been reduced to less than 5%”. 
“The situation was getting complicated. The patient already suffered from hypoxia due to Covid had contracted the ‘opportunistic’ infection from bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii, one of the worst. Moreover it was resistant to antibiotics. With a very high probability Covid-19 and Acinetobacter baumannii together would have caused the patient’s death”. 
So Dr. Riccardo Barchetta – Director of Intensive Care at the City of Rome Nursing Home – told us the story of one of his patients.
Since January 2021, the City of Rome Nursing Home has been converted into a treatment center for patients suffering from Covid devoting one hundred and sixty beds to treating all levels of infection intensity.
Narrated Dr. Barchetta: “A fifty-year-old patient with Covid pneumonia arrived with a serious obesity comorbidity. He weighed at least 150 kilos (335 pounds).
“Three days after admission, the situation was getting worse.
“We then transferred him to intensive care and was treated with antibiotics, heparin, cortisone along with high percent oxygen by mask non-invasively.
“This was a nice patient, very helpful and cooperative, very proactive with a great desire to live. He often told us about a young daughter that he dotes on.
“After three to four days of non-invasive ventilation I realized that his condition was getting worse from a respiratory point of view.
“The experience and knowledge of the literature produced led us to a decision to switch to invasive and controlled mechanical ventilation through ‘gold standard’ tracheal intubation.
“To try to improve oxygenation, we also practiced several pronation cycles.
“The hypoxia remained, however, and, since extubation was not expected in the short term, we performed a tracheostomy. This involves placing a small cannula directly into the trachea, a method which is now widespread in patients with severe respiratory problems.
“Oxygenation levels varied, and then the patient at began to spike a high fever, so we ran cultures to identify the possible presence of bacterial superinfection.
“Although strict protocols and procedures were in place in our facility to prevent this, it was confirmed that the patient had a pulmonary infection by Acinetobacter baumannii, an ‘opportunistic’ bacterium and multidrug-resistant to antibiotics. It is a pathogen responsible for about 80% of the infections found in intensive care worldwide. It is very aggressive and affects patients in a critical condition and in relative immune depression. This is common in intensive care and can often become lethal.
“The situation was becoming dramatic. I have seen many people die of Covid, and now I had a patient who, together with Covid, had one of the worst antibiotic resistant bacteria that could attack his lungs.
“Even with conventional antibiotic therapy, the fever went up and as did the systemic inflammatory state.
“While I was wondering what to do, the ozone generator arrived.
“The machine was part of the agreement that the Città di Roma nursing home signed with the Scientific Society of Oxygen Ozone Therapy (SIOOT) and with the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart for the realization of a research project called ‘Multicenter clinical study on the evaluation of the efficacy of Oxygen-Ozone therapy in combination with antibiotic therapy’.
“I asked the Medical Director for authorization, and it was granted to me immediately, so the patient was immediately given a major autohemotherapy infusion of ozone (MAH) with dosages as per the SIOOT protocol.
“Before MAH, the patient’s state of inflammation was very high. The value of interleukin-6, which in normal conditions is close to zero, in the patient was almost 100.
“Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a protein produced by the immune system, and is used precisely to measure the state of systemic inflammation in the patient.
“Well, just 12 hours after the first oxygen-ozone therapy session, we measured the interleuchina-6 and we found that it had dropped from 98 to 22.
“12 hours after the first we performed a second MAH, and the value of interleukin-6 was further halved, dropping to 10.
“After the third session of oxygen-ozone therapy 24 hours later, the patient no longer was febrile, and in the following days we witnessed a progressive improvement in oxygenation and the general picture, with furthermore negativization of the infection both by covid and by the bacterium.
“The patient was then transferred in good general condition to a rehabilitation ward.
“This was an incredible result. I was sure of the effectiveness of oxygen-ozone therapy, but I never imagined that three sessions would be enough to heal a person who seemed destined to die.
“Everyone was able to observe the effectiveness of oxygen ozone therapy, both against Covid and in overcoming a serious antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection.
“Some had heard of ozone therapy, its virustatic and bactericidal as well as immunostimulatory effects, but no one would never have imagined such a result.
“I myself, who also knew and had been studying the applications and results for this kind of critical situation, was struck by the effectiveness and speed with which ozone eradicates viruses and bacteria”.
So, another person who seemed destined to succumb was rescued and healed by oxygen-ozone therapy.
Interview by Antonio Gaspari
Director Orbisphera
For a deeper understanding of the healing abilities of ozone we recommend the books:
Antonio Gaspari, “Ozone: a cure for life”
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Topics: Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Chronic Illness and Disease

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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